Coronavirus

Pa. easing restrictions on restaurants, Gov. Wolf says

todayMarch 16, 2021 25

Background
share close

By Erin McCarthy and Michael Klein | Inquirer.com 

The idea of drinks at a bar on Easter Sunday is a real possibility throughout much of Pennsylvania, as Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced an easing of restrictions at restaurants outside of Philadelphia.

Effective April 4, Wolf said, restaurants will be allowed to seat up to 75% of their capacity indoors, serve alcohol without food, resume bar service (with barriers to create social distancing), and move last call past 11 p.m., while gyms, casinos, and other entertainment venues can also increase their capacities to 75%.

Philadelphia officials on Monday, however, did not budge on restrictions in place for establishments in the city. “We will review any new changes to statewide restrictions issued by the governor and determine what makes sense for Philadelphia based on our local conditions,” a city spokesperson said. “As has been the case throughout the pandemic, Philadelphia is able to remain more restrictive than the state when it comes to COVID-19 mitigation guidance.”

Occupancy in New Jersey, where indoor dining capacity is 35%, will increase to 50% effective Friday, March 19. Amusement venues, gyms, barber shops, salons, and related businesses are covered by Gov. Phil Murphy’s order.

Continue reading at Inquirer.com

 

THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Black Talk Media sent straight to your inbox.

BECOME A MEMBER

The forWURD Movement is your way to
protect and preserve Independent Black Media.

Written by: wurdradio21stg

Rate it

Previous post

Education

A flood of money is coming to local schools: How should they spend it?

By Avi Wolfman-Arent | WHYY.orgFor Pennsylvania schools, the flood is coming.In this case, it’s the good kind of flood — a flood of money.“Everybody overuses the word ‘unprecedented,’ but it really is an unprecedented amount of federal funding coming to schools in a really short amount of time,” said Hannah Barrick, assistant executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO).Barrick’s referring to the new federal stimulus bill, […]

todayMarch 12, 2021 34

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


WURD CONTACT INFORMATION

LISTEN WITH YOUR APP

0%